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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to be the most emotional and epic film in the franchise yet

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to be the most emotional and epic film in the franchise yet

Get ready because everyone's favourite colourful Guardians are back for one last time.

Strap yourselves in for one last ride with your favourite intergalactic dysfunctional family.

hat’s right, people, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will land in cinemas next month.

The whole band is back together, Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillian, Pom Klementieff and Vin Diesel, for a mission that could possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.

Now for those of you playing at home, the epic threequel will pick up where The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special left off, with Peter Quill (Pratt) still reeling from the loss of Gamora while adjusting to his life on Knowhere.

However, Rocket's past resurfaces as the family of misfits begin their new life.

In order to protect him, Peter must lead the Guardians on a dangerous mission that could lead the team to dissolve.

James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, returns and has already warned moviegoers the next instalment is the franchise's most ‘emotional’ film.

After Yondu’s funeral, baby Groot’s near-death experience, and Peter avenging his mum, what more could you possibly throw at us Gunn that didn’t already have us blubbering like an out-of-tune orchestra?

“This third movie is much, much more emotional,” the filmmaker told Empire.

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However, he noted that the emotion doesn’t just come from the movie itself but the personal journey of everyone involved in making it.

“We have this other story, of this group of people who made each other’s careers at the same time,” he said.

“We grew up together in that respect. None of us were big stars when it started out. Zoë [Saldaña] was the biggest.”

Gunn also admitted to Rolling Stone that straight away, the film has a different tone to its first two processors - immediately established by the film's soundtrack.

Pop songs have always been at the core of Guardians’ franchise, with music being curated by two epic cassette mixtapes made by the late mother of Peter.

However, the latest instalment sees music scored by the Zune MP4 player Peter picked up in the last film.

Gunn told the outlet: “It doesn’t start with ‘Come and Get Your Love.’ It starts with Radiohead’s acoustic version of ‘Creep.’ And that’s just a much different tone from the beginning than the other two films.”

However, as the songs were from every decade, it made it that much harder to select.

Gunn said: “I felt very uncomfortable picking out songs and making sure that this was the right soundtrack.

"Do I move on to just all eighties songs? Do I use all nineties songs? Or do I do what a Zune would actually have — songs from different eras, which is what I ended up doing.”

And the filmmaker has included everything from Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Badlands’ to the Flaming Lips’ ‘Do You Realize??’.

However, if you want to find the full track list to jam out to before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is released, you can find it all here.

This epic threequel is set to blow your socks off, with unbelievable action and the irreverent Guardians comedy we know and love, so grab the extra large popcorn and the post-mix coke, people!

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is in cinemas May 4. Book tickets now.

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